How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 puzzled? We clearly are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management tools
Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...