How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web space hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to bring up the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...