How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web page hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing 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)
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 getting perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weak Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...