How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...