How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...