How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management options
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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