How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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