How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present site hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web space hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...