How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting disorientated? We certainly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...