How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web page hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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 confused? We certainly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder structure
The e-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 chums strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire lack of domain manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...