How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k webspace hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We positively are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Problem Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management tools
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...