How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most webspace hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/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 an immense downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...