How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains 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 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 domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 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 growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...