How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...