How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web space hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...