How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all webspace hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous 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)
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)
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 getting baffled? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...