How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...