How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...