How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number Three: A total deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...