How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current webspace hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site 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. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely 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 simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...