How cPanel Web Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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