How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms 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 the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most site hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...