How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 perplexed? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Predicament No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...