How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web space hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain management tools
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...