How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire site hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all webspace hosting industry demands. In brief, 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 stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting disorientated? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...