How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web space hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 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 bewildered? We clearly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...