How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, 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 ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely 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 quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe 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)
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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...