How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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