How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web site hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific 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 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 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 becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...