How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 becoming puzzled? We positively are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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