How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web page hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...