How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 becoming confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...