How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 becoming perplexed? We certainly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...