How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...