How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully 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 easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Downside Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...