How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...