How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web page hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting CP menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...