How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how amazing 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: A complete absence of domain name administration options
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...