How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Problem Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...