How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one 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 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Sure 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% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 growing perplexed? We definitely are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Point No.3: A complete absence of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...