How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Problem No.3: A complete lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...