How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web page hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...