How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web space hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weakness Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...