How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web site hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the eager clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...