How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all web space hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 surely are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ CP menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...