How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web space hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...