How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management GUIs
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web site hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...