How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ site hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...