How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...