How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web space hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you growing disorientated? We absolutely are!
Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...