How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...