How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most webspace hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete fully 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 domains are very easy to delete 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 located 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. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...