How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...