How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...