How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total lack of domain management sections
Do we have to point out the complete lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ CP menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...