How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth 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 pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all web site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...