How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 name)
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 nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...