How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web space hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Downside No.3: An utter lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the total lack of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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? Mind that one too...