How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic 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 name)
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)
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 unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...