How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 categorically are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...