How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web page hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We positively are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...