How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting business 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 domains...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...