How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web page hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management options
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...