How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web space hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
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 growing baffled? We categorically are!
Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Weakness Number Three: A complete lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...