How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A thorough lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...