How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Weak Side No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...