How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly 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 whole webspace hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). 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, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the total absence of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...