How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...