How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: 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 web page hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web site hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed 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 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name management tools
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...