How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: An utter absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...