How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: A complete absence of domain administration menus
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...