How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web site hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Predicament No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...