How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web space hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...