How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web page hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide 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)
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 growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...