How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management menus
Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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