How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web site hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all webspace hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...