How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...