How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Weak Point No.3: A thorough shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...