How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 baffled? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...