How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 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)
Are you getting puzzled? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: An entire absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...