How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: An utter absence of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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