How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most webspace hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute absence of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting company. At times, based on the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...