How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . 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 space hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Downside Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to mention the entire lack of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...