How does cpanel site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete 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 domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 growing nonplussed? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Problem No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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 too...