How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...