How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on today's web space hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely 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 web page hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k webspace hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: A total shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a major drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...