How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since 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 name is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to bring up the entire deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...