How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web site hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 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 growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to bring up the entire deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...