How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most webspace hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 becoming baffled? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain administration options
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...