How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? 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 ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A complete lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire absence of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...