How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains 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 very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point No.3: A complete lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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