How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify 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)
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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...