How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current web site hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all web site hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Weakness Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the devoted users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...