How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all web site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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 terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: A total shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...