How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...