How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most web site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely 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 simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 name)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management tools
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...