How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense 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 positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web page hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...