How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all webspace hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament Number Three: An entire absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...