How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We definitely are!
Weak Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to mention the utter deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...