How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all site hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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 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 name)
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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...