How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web page hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...