How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...