How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...