How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...