How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...