How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: A complete shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...