How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly 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 web space hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...