How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all web space hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 becoming puzzled? We certainly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...