How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Side No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...