How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...