How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k webspace hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 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 getting perplexed? We undeniably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to learn... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...