How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration options
Do we have to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...