How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 positively are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Predicament Number 3: A thorough lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...