How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, 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 located 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...