How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...