How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Sign No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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