How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...