How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web space hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration menus
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...