How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web page hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...