How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most webspace hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase 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 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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Point Number Three: A total absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...