How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web space hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web space hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are placed 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Sign No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...