How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website 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 brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Point No.3: An entire absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing system (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...