How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain administration options
Do we have to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to memorize... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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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