How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 growing confused? We certainly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...