How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web space hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...