How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most webspace hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web page hosting CP menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...