How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current site hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed 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. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 surely are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...