How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...