How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the 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 is a folder located 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. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A complete shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...