How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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