How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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)
Are you getting confused? We definitely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...