How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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