How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web page hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...