How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market offer the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 growing puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: An utter absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...