How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all web page hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely 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 easy to delete on the hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 perplexed? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...