How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web page hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 becoming baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...