How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's web space hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web page hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely 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 simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We positively are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web site hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...