How does cpanel web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 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 baffled? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...