How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web page hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 server, because they all are situated 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...