How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...