How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...