How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you getting puzzled? We categorically are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number 3: An utter absence of domain administration tools
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...