How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 growing confused? We surely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Downside Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impertinent 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 are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...