How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because 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 name is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 name)
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 bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...