How does cpanel website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra 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 domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific 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 name)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...