How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...