How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Problem Number 3: An absolute lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...