How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web page hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are located 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Downside Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the total shortage of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...