How does cpanel website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on today's web space hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 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 confused? We surely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the earnest users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...