How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...