How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web space hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...