How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most web space hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...