How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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 very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...