How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web space hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We certainly are!
Predicament No.2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...