How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web site hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number 3: A sheer lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...