How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent 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 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 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 getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weakness Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...