How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...