How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k site hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase 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 very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We certainly are!
Problem Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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? Remark that one as well...