How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k webspace hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...