How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered all web page hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 puzzled? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...