How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...