How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all webspace hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...