How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web page hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...