How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming baffled? We surely are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...