How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...