How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 getting puzzled? We surely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...