How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A total shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...