How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely 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 very easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Side No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...