How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 growing puzzled? We surely are!
Weak Side No.2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...