How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire lack of domain administration options
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...