How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, based on the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...