How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...