How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 growing disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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