How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web page hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete 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 very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 getting nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...