How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ site hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...