How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all webspace hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely 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 quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...