How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...