How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures 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 site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web page hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We undeniably are!
Weak Side No.2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...