How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web page hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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 as well...