How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove 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 domains are very easy to erase 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 name is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 getting nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: A sheer lack of domain management interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...