How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web space hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 puzzled? We surely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...