How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...