How does cpanel web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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 bewildered? We surely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: A total lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...