How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most webspace hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase 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 hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...