How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...