How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 bewildered? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration sections
Do we have to cite the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...