How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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)
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 puzzled? We positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...