How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web hosting market 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 domain names...
Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the entire lack of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ hosting CP sections to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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