How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most site hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An utter absence of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...