How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web space hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely 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 web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We positively are!
Weakness No.2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...