How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...