How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web space hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big 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 positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web space hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing confused? We certainly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ web page hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...