How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense 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-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful 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)
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)
Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...