How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page 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 webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most webspace hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Drawback No.3: An entire shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the sheer shortage of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...