How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web space hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how terrific 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...