How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most site hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...