How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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)
Are you getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Problem No.3: A total deficiency of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...