How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Point No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...