How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all site hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 becoming confused? We positively are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...