How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web space hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter shortage of domain name administration options
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...