How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all web page hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 growing puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...