How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web space hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...