How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's site hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most web space hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...