How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: A total lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...