How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the current webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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 amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...