How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your info, it’s good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly 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 offerings on the whole hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There’s no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one…
Two hundred thousand “Hosting distributors”, all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting “diversity” and the website hosting “offers” Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000’s of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who’s not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here’s where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That’s how huge the diversity on today’s web hosting marketplace is… Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty…
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let’s not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains…
Problem No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that’s how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel’s domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names… Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total absence of domain management sections
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management GUI – a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains’ Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a “contemporary” GUI at all. That’s a huge weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add…
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That’s aside from the cPanel account login credentials you’ve been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the avid customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize… swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It’s a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you’d better pick them up quickly… That’s extremely insolent on cPanel’s side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it’s not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too…