How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely 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 easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...