How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense 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 strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web space hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number Three: A complete shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...