How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: An utter shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...