How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web space hosting market preconditions. 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 domains...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely 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 server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.
Problem Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...