How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute absence of domain management sections
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...