How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 disorientated? We positively are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...