How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all site hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide 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 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 name)
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 growing baffled? We certainly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Disadvantage No.3: A total lack of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...