How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: A thorough lack of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...