How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web space hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 getting confused? We definitely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...