How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...