How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...