How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: An entire absence of domain management options
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each 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 web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...