How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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