How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you growing bewildered? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...