How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web page hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...