How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...