How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A complete absence of domain administration options
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...