How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...