How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current site hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ Control Panel departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...