How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase entirely 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 easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: A sheer lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the keen users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...