How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most web space hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 confused? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...