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How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...