How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight 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 differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all site hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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)
Are you growing perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...