How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all webspace hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration menus
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...