How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the current website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Drawback Number Three: An entire lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...