How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove completely 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the total lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...