How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k webspace hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 fabulous 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)
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 getting perplexed? We definitely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...