How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web 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 hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Downside Number Three: A total lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...