How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most site hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the zealous users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...