How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Downside No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A complete absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...