How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing 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 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 undeniably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...