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How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, 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 distinctly named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since 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 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. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 definitely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...