How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase 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 very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the keen users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to learn... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...