How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove completely 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...