How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive 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 domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe 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 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)
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 doubtlessly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting company. At times, based on the billing platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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 as well...