How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We categorically are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we have to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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