How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most web page hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...