How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present site hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website 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 one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most webspace hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 growing confused? We certainly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration options
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...