How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...