How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament No.2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: A total shortage of domain administration menus
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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