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How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely 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, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the billing system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...