How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web space hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Point Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...