How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks all over the world, 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 distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web page hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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 fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...