How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web site hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...