How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire site hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how terrific 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...