How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all webspace hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very 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 remove on the web 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 growing confused? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...