How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration options
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...