How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all web space hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number 3: A complete absence of domain name management sections
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...