How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since 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 domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...