How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all webspace hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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 remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We positively are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...