How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: An utter shortage of domain management options
Do we need to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...