How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web page hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Downside No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...