How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present web site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...