How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...