How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web space hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web page hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely 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 simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Inconvenience No.3: A total absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...