How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the keen users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...