How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's web page hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Weak Side No.2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain management options
Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...