How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Drawback Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire absence of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...