How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully 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 simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine 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 name)
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)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...