How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...