How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous 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 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 getting bewildered? We certainly are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...