How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete 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 domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Problem No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...