How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...