How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing system (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...