How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too badly.
Downside Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...