How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A complete lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...