How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most site hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...