How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web space hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...