How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors 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 space hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove fully 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 easy to delete on the web hosting server, because 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 located 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...