How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web site hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web space hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are created 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 domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 confused? We positively are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...