Have questions? Call now!(ID:61700)+1-855-211-0932
HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesHow Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?

How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.17 / month
Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.25 / month
 

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting market 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...

Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We surely are!

Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation options

Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a major weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...