How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: A complete shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...