How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most site hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great 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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weakness Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...