How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to erase 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 easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration sections
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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