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How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is making use of, the keen clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...