How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide 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 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 puzzled? We surely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management options
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...