How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely 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 very easy to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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 doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Drawback No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration options
Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ CP menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...