How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...