How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing puzzled? We positively are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting company. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...