How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...