How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...