How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly 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 whole web space hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We certainly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer lack of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the total lack of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...