How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 confused? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP departments to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...