How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 growing bewildered? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...