How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 growing nonplussed? We surely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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