How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful 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 delete on the web server, because they all are situated 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A complete absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...