How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present site hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the eager customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...