How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web space hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...