How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most web site hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 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 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 growing confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...