How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present web space hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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 puzzled? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming No.3: A total absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...