How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...