How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We positively are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web page hosting CP areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...