How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web page hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...