How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all site hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...