How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Downside No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...