How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific 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 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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...