How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all web site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete 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 quite easy to delete 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 placed 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. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weakness Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...