How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 getting perplexed? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...