How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day web page hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 clearly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weakness No.3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the total shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...