How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...