How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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