How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all web site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...