How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will give 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 immense the variety on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most webspace hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Problem No.3: A total shortage of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to learn... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...