How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web page hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove fully 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 very easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...