How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting baffled? We certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Predicament Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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