How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...