How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good 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 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 getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: A complete shortage of domain management menus
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too 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 aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...