How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete completely 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 domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute lack of domain management options
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...