How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k webspace hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing perplexed? We positively are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain administration options
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...