How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web page hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Predicament No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...