How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 hosting server, since they all are created 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Downside No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...