How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 definitely are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...