How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are created 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Drawback No.2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...