How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove 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 quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 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 growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire lack of domain management interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the avid customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...