How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web page hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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)
Are you growing baffled? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: A total deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...