How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific 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 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 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 getting confused? We positively are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...