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How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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 quite easy to erase on the server, because 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...