How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: A complete absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...