How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...