How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 bewildered? We categorically are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...