How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...