How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely 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 web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 puzzled? We surely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Drawback Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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