How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
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 fulfilled most web page 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 domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Problem No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. At times, based on the billing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...