How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web space hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: A total shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to mention the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to learn... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...