How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...