How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number 3: An utter absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...