How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 growing confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point No.3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 web page hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...