How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...