How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web space hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number 3: An utter absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...