How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web space hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove fully 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 very simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 perplexed? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...