How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 baffled? We surely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Downside No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...