How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...