How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
5 websites hosted
Unlimited websites hosted
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting firm is making use of, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...