How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the web server, because they all are situated 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: A sheer absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...