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How cPanel Hosting Works
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Downside No.3: A total lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...