How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 growing baffled? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...