How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Discover for yourself how excellent 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 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 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 getting nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: A total shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...