How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 getting nonplussed? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Downside Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...