How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all webspace hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 bewildered? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Predicament No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...