How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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)
Are you getting baffled? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...