How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and 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 site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough lack of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...