How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 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 growing disorientated? We categorically are!
Downside No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Predicament Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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