How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web site hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully 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 delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to mention the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...