How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 becoming bewildered? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...