How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully 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 remove on the web server, because they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Predicament Number 3: An entire absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...