How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous 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 growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...