How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...