How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Downside Number 3: A sheer absence of domain management options
Do we need to cite the entire lack of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...