How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web page hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name management tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...