How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all webspace hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 confused? We positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: An entire lack of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...