How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, 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 web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Problem No.3: A total lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...