How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...