How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Weakness Number 3: An absolute absence of domain management sections
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...