How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development 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 website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web space hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...