How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. At times, based on the billing platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...