How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...