How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web page hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 becoming baffled? We surely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we have to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...