How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 perplexed? We surely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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