How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
Are you getting perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A total absence of domain name management sections
Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...