How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the entire absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...