How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...