How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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 situated 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 great cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...