How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web space hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...