How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web space hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weakness Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain management menus
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel departments to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...