How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web space hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...