How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...