How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most webspace hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful 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 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 categorically are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number 3: An entire shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...