How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web site hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...