How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web space hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer absence of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 CP sections to learn... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...