How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all webspace hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain 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 call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 name)
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)
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 becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...