How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all webspace hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: A total lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...