How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly 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 site hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 growing confused? We positively are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the earnest users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...