How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We clearly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter absence of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...