How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good 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 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...