How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web hosting business 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 domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful 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 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 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 getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...