How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number Three: A total lack of domain management GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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