How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Weakness Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name management options
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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