How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...