How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web space hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: A total shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...