How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 getting bewildered? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...