How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely 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 web site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web space hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Downside Number 3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 web page hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...