How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover 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)
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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We certainly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...