How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: A total absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...