How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most web page hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weakness Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...