How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We positively are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...