How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how excellent 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...