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 present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious 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 delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 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 getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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