How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 getting baffled? We clearly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: An entire shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...