How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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