How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web space hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain management sections
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web space hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...