How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web space hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP departments to pick up... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...