How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 growing baffled? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...