How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely 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 simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 positively are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem No.3: A complete lack of domain name administration sections
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...