How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 becoming confused? We surely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: An absolute lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...