How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web space hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter lack of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...