How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...