How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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