How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting disorientated? We clearly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...