How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up 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 located 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Downside Number Three: A complete lack of domain management tools
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...