How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 growing baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...