How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most webspace hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check 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)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Point No.3: An entire absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...