How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web site hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Weakness Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...