How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 web page hosting CP areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...