How Does cPanel Site Hosting Operate?
cPanel web site hosting or... cPanel-based hosting?!?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based website hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all web space hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). 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 name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...