How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 erase on the server, since they all are created 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the total absence of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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