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How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove fully 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 domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name management sections
Do we have to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...