How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's site hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...