How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 perplexed? We clearly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...