How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 disorientated? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...