How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Downside Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...