How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most webspace hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...