How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, 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 web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...