How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 getting baffled? We certainly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...