How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...