How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. At times, based on the billing system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...