How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...