How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web site hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 CP departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...