How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 becoming perplexed? We certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name administration options
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...