How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...