How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most site hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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. Discover for yourself how excellent 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)
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 getting puzzled? We surely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...