How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole site hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 disorientated? We definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...