How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web site hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: A thorough absence of domain management tools
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...