How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all web site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 baffled? We surely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...