How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly 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 marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web space hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 disorientated? We certainly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the total absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...