How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 confused? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...