How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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