How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...