How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web site hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...