How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing perplexed? We surely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...