How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you getting perplexed? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...