How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
Are you growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...