How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 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 getting disorientated? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: A total absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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