How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense 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 positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 confused? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very 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 admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...