How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...