How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web site hosting market 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 Aspect No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 disorientated? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...