How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Problem No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...