How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...