How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web space hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 getting confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...