How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web page hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We categorically are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Downside No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...