How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses 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 site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...