How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web site hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover 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)
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 becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...