How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent 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)
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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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