How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
Are you getting perplexed? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...