How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web page hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the eager clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...