How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most webspace hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...