How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 confused? We categorically are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...