How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, 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 server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...