How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web space hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered all site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...