How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming No.3: A complete lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...