How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web space hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 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 becoming baffled? We positively are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...