How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present site hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, because they all are placed 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great 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)
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)
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 definitely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the zealous users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than 120 web page hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...