How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...