How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A total shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...