How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke 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 advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 hosting server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We positively are!
Predicament Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...