How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the 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 practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weakness No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the keen users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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