How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most web space hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 growing baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Weak Point Number Three: A total deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the eager users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...