How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web page hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...