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 market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web page hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We categorically are!
Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...