How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...