How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web space hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...