How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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 becoming perplexed? We surely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: A total absence of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...