How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...