How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...