How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: An utter absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the keen users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...