How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete 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 hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...