How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's web space hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 positively are!
Predicament No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain management options
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...