How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals 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 an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...