How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: An entire shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...