How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web space hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A complete lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...