How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...