How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web page hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web 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...
Weak Point Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent 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)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire lack of domain name management sections
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...