How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We surely are!
Problem No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Predicament Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...