How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web space hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: An absolute lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the devoted users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...