How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
cPanel web site hosting or... cPanel-based web site hosting?!?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very samee-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Point Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the earnest users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...