How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting nonplussed? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The same mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Weakness No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...