How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web page hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 getting disorientated? We positively are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: A sheer absence of domain management sections
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...