How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web page hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...