How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most webspace hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...