How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web space hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous 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 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)
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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the eager users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...