How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...