How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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 wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 getting puzzled? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management options
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...