How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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