How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Side No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...