How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...