How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We definitely are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Drawback Number Three: An utter lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is availing of, the eager clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...