How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good 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 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)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback Number 3: A total absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...