How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since 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 located 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. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...