How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Point No.3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...