How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page 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 business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete 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 easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 definitely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web space hosting CP departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...