How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Side No.3: An entire lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...