How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain administration options
Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...