How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are situated 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 placed 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is availing of, the avid users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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