How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are created 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting perplexed? We surely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the keen customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...