How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...