How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. 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 web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: A total absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...