How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most web space hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...