How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most site hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
Are you growing baffled? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Predicament Number 3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...