How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current web site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 positively are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ Control Panel departments to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...