How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: An absolute lack of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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