How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete 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 domains are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weakness Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP departments to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...