How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big quantity 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 of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most site hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...