How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most webspace hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good 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 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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...