How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, 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 two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: A complete lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...