How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
5 websites hosted
Unlimited websites hosted
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting company. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...