How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web space hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain management options
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP areas to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...