How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 puzzled? We positively are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Downside No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...